Youth Volunteers

Creative Writing Club

What will you do?

Help students ages eight to 14 play literacy games, work on creative writing projects and school writing assignments to help foster a love for literacy and writing and to encourage success in English Language Arts. Volunteers meet weekly with students in the Library to provide academic support.

Program Length: One hour, ongoing throughout the academic year

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain leadership and coaching skills
  • Meet new people, have fun and contribute to your community

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Adult and senior high school students (Grade 10 to Grade 12)
  • Strong academic standards
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to interact with students of diverse backgrounds and ages
  • Able to work in a team environment

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Attend an orientation and training session
  • Be a positive role model for participants
  • Provide one-on-one and small group assistance to students with schoolwork assignments, creative writing projects and in the use of basic internet, online resources and other learning materials that support school success
  • Volunteer responsibilities include checking-in with participants as they work, inviting alternatives to solve a problem, modeling appropriate behavior, asking open-ended inquiry questions, helping with reading, and engaging parents to assist if they are available and willing.
  • Support students with writing or reading comprehension activities.

We're currently looking for volunteers for this program!

Volunteer positions are available at Country Hills, Crowfoot, Fish Creek, Saddletowne, Seton, and Signal Hill libraries. Please complete an application and we will contact you as soon as possible.